Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies ever! All the flavors of a classic chocolate chip cookie but made much, much healthier – soft, chewy, simple, straight forward, tastes amazing delicious and naturally gluten free.

a hand holding a chocolate chip cookie made with almond flour above a baking sheet filled with cookies

Any chocolate chip cookie lovers out there?

A warm chocolate chip cookie with a glass of cold milk are my kids all time time favorite treat. Better yet, a healthy chocolate chip cookie with almond flour – made mostly with good for you ingredients. It is soft, chewy makes eating a cookie, guilt-free.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie uses –

  • Almond flour instead of all purpose flour
  • Coconut oil instead of butter
  • Almond butter boosts up the nutrient factor
  • No chilling required
  • One bowl
  • Soft and chewy
  • Bursting with chocolate in every bite
  • Tastes amazing

If you love healthy cookies, then here are few more suggestions: Breakfast Cookies , Carrot Oatmeal Cookies or Oatmeal Cookies.

Main ingredients:

Almond flour – Almond flour is finely ground blanched almonds. It can be easily found in all major grocery stores or Amazon. Make sure you use “Super Fine” for the recipe.

Almond butter – I used Barneys creamy almond butter ( not a sponsored post). You could use peanut butter instead.

Coconut oil – Use melted liquid coconut oil, cooled until warm.

Egg – one large egg (straight out of the fridge is fine)

Brown sugarGolden brown sugar gave the perfect color and taste. Light or dark brown sugar will make the almond flour cookies lighter or darker in color.

Flavorings, Leaveners – Vanilla extract, salt and baking soda

How to make chocolate chip cookies with almond flour?

Add egg, brown sugar, almond butter, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract into a bowl and beat with a hand held electric beater, until creamy and smooth (about 1 minute).

Add almond flour, baking soda and salt and continue beating until everything is incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Scoop mounds of cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet (spacing about 2 inches apart). Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 17 minutes (rotate pan halfway through baking to ensure even browning).

Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

Expert tips:

Liquid coconut oil – If your coconut oil is solid, then melt it in the microwave until liquid and leave aside to cool to warm, before making dough.

Golden brown sugar – Golden brown sugar gives that perfect color and taste of a traditional chocolate chip cookie.

Thick almond (or peanut) butter – If your almond butter is thinner, then the cookie dough will be much softer which results in thinner cookies (it might take shorter baking time)

Wait for cookies to cool completely – If cookies are removed from the pan when hot, they tend to break due to the absence of gluten.

FAQs:

Can I use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar?

Brown sugar can be replaced with coconut sugar, however it does not the have the traditional chocolate chip cookie taste.

Are these almond flour cookies, gluten free?

These cookies using almond flour are naturally gluten free.

Why do cookies spread and flatten?

Cookies might flatten thinner than shown if either the almond butter used was thinner or coconut oil was a touch more than than the recommended amount.

What kind of almond flour should I use?

Generally, there are two kinds of almond flours available – almond meal and super fine almond flour. I used the super fine variety and it is easily available in all major US grocery stores, Costco and Amazon.

Can I use coconut flour?

Coconut flour has very different properties than almond flour and unfortunately it does not work in the recipe.

What is the difference between almond meal and almond flour?

Almond meal and almond flour are both made ground almonds, however almond meal is ground whole almonds (with skin) and is much more coarser whereas almond flour is ground blanched almonds (without skin) and much finer in texture.

Storage instructions:

The easy almond flour chocolate chip cookie recipe has crisp edges with soft and chewy centre on the day it is made and the edges tends to soften up after that. However, the taste remains the same.

Cookies can be stored in a sealed container, at room temperature 3 to 4 days.

We use a lot of almond butter around here, here are few more recipe ideas: Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats , Almond Butter Cups, Healthiest Date and Almond Candy, Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie or Baked Oatmeal.

a hand holding a chocolate chip cookie made with almond flour above a baking sheet filled with cookies
a hand holding a broken almond flour chocolate chip cookie to show the inside, above a sheet of cookies

More recipes using almond flour:

Nutella Brownies <– Only 4 ingredients

Cranberry Almond Croissant

Almond Butter Bars  <— No Bake

Raw Almond Bites

Sweet Potato Waffles

Nutella Brownie Muffins

Halloween Mice

Pumpkin Spice Croissants

Yield: 10 cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe ever! All the flavors of a classic chocolate chip cookie but made much, much healthier. These are soft, chewy, simple, straight forward and tastes amazing delicious. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add all wet ingredients into a large bowl and beat with a hand held electric beater for about 1 minute, until creamy and smooth.
  3. Add almond flour, baking soda and salt and and continue beating, until thick and well combined.
  4. Add chocolate chips and mix in using a rubber spatula.
  5. Scoop 2 to 3 tablespoons measure dough mounds (an ice cream scoop comes in handy) onto the prepared cookie sheet, spacing about 2-inches apart.
  6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes (rotating pan half way through baking), until the cookies are deep golden in color.
  7. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely (due to the absence of gluten, cookies tend to break if removed when still hot).


Notes

Storage - Cookies can be stored in a sealed container, at room temperature 3 to 4 days - The cookies have crisp edges with soft and chewy centre on the day it is made and the edges tends to soften up after that. However, the taste remains the same.

Cookies might flatten thinner than shown if either the almond butter used was thinner or coconut oil was a touch more than than the recommended amount.

Golden brown sugar – Golden brown sugar gives that perfect color and taste of a traditional chocolate chip cookie.

Liquid coconut oil – If your coconut oil is solid, then melt it in the microwave until liquid and leave aside to cool to warm, before making dough.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g

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